Planning and Merchandising Manager - DFS58821278 in Venice at DFS

發布日期 10/9/2021



The Planning and Merchandising Manager is responsible for localizing and executing the Division’s merchandise strategy and vision for delivery luxury retail to the traveling consumers at Fondaco dei Tedeschi, in Venice The Planning&Merchandising Manager is accountable to work directly with: -the corporate and regional Merchandising team to drive the division’s product strategy; -the corporate Planning team to define local portfolio budget and relevant OTB (opentobuy). The Planning and Merchandising Manager will work directly with the store leadership to understand specific customers and utilize that understanding in curating the global product strategy for that consumers; will also work collaboratively with local internal stakeholders such as Marketing, Visual Merchandising and Sales colleagues. The Planning and Merchandising Manager will scout, select, negotiate and buy local brands and artisanal products to grant proper local offer: food&gift and souvenirs, local and niche fashion/accessories brands, beauty, fragrances, jewelry (high and fashion) She/he is responsible for the success of the division’s product offer, measured by sales performance versus budget, space productivity growth and gross margin performance versus budget.

Key Responsibilities:
-monitoring and optimizing space productivity in stores -curating the global merchandise strategy to meet the needs of Fondaco dei Tedeschi clients, ensuring proper level of localization, managing the division’s local buyers -gather marketing intelligence regarding key competitors and work with corporate merchandising to refine strategies to compete most effectively -Lead division communication with the central merchandising team on category strategies, store planning and localized initiatives -Develop and maintain an effective working relationship within cross-functional teams -Manage and lead her/his team, curating proper performance and development for each team-member - Maintain alignment with the corporate Planning team on category/location forecasts based on most current ROF forecasts -Review on a monthly base the OTB forecast for all local brands and execute Inventory strategies with brand partners -Prepare and present to corporate Planning Leaders Fashion Investment reviews before buying campaign -Effectively manage the local buying function including vendor agreements, open to buy seasonal assortment and execution of localization plan, for all categories, ensuring appropriate locally acquired assortments.

Key Requirements:

• 5 - 7 years experience in Merchandising/Buying, with experience in Fashion/Luxury and Apparel
• Financial and analytical merchandising with a background in merchandising/planning preferred.
• At least 3 years experience in Merchandising and Planning Management positions.
• Strong expertise in managing buying activities
• Analytical, organizational skills and strategy building skills
• Excellent written, verbal, presentation, relational skills, flexibility, open minded approach. Proven leadership in a multi-cultural work environment.
• Goal oriented approach, multitasking
• Strong negotiation skills
• Fluent English and Italian, French would be appreciated